Trump tests positive for COVID-19

President Donald Trump stands on the balcony outside of the blue room as returns to the White House Monday, Oct 5th 2020, in washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in bethesda, Md Trump announced he tested positive for CoVid-19 on Oct. 2nd (AP photo/Alex Brandon). Associated Press. The Associated Press, Oct 5, 2020. Oct 9 2020

President Donald Trump stands on the balcony outside of the blue room as returns to the White House Monday, Oct 5th 2020, in washington, after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in bethesda, Md Trump announced he tested positive for CoVid-19 on Oct. 2nd (AP photo/Alex Brandon). Associated Press. The Associated Press, Oct 5, 2020. Oct 9 2020

Justin McEwen, Reporter

On Oct.1 right before midnight, our current president, President Trump, tested positive for COVID-19. He was admitted into the Walter Reed Medical Center shortly after. At the Walter Reed Medical Center, the President tweeted “I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!” Many health and infectious disease specialists criticize this statement as it might risk people taking off their masks and risking the lives of their own and others.

At 8:03 A.M. on Oct. 6, Trump posted and tweeted on Facebook and Twitter, “Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!” Facebook actually removed this post from their website due to the Facebook rules of spreading misinformation about the coronavirus. While Twitter has not deleted the post, they have commented, “This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.” Twitter stated this is wrong information but yet could still be important to keep the president’s tweet public.

On Monday, the current president returned to the White House by a helicopter. He walked up the stairs of the White House, and in front of multiple cameras and news reporters, he turned around and immediately took his mask off.  He then posted a Twitter video after walking into the White House. One thing he said in his Twitter video is, “Nobody that’s a leader would not do what I did,” the president said. “And, I know there’s a risk; there’s a danger. But that’s OK.” He also said that he has learned so much about Covid-19 during his time at the Walter Reed Medical Center.